I hate having my photo taken, is it going to be an awful experience?
I can’t guarantee that it will be more relaxing than sitting in the sun! But I plan all my photoshoots so that they are as relaxing as possible and tailored to what you need so that it is like one long chat with directing from me - you don’t need to worry about having to do anything particular.
What clothes should I wear?
It is important to wear something that you feel comfortable in. Generally speaking, it is also good to avoid highly patterned tops or colours that dominate the image and distract from your face: it is your expression that you want to stand out.
For business shoots, you should wear something that captures the essence of your business’s style. If you wear what you’d wear when meeting a new client, you won’t go far wrong. For family portraits, bright colours can look brilliant but it is good to have a reasonably even balance across the family so that one person doesn’t dominate over the rest.
I’m interested in a pregnancy / newborn shoot. When is the best time to do this?
For a pregnancy photoshoot, 32-36 weeks is often good as you have a lovely defined bump but aren’t as tired as your 9th month, although I’m happy to photograph you as late as you are comfortable.
Babies are gorgeous anytime but their first few weeks will show off their wrinkly newborn skin; a few months in, their gurgling smiles; about six months upwards their new sitting skills.
How quickly will I see my images?
Within a few days of your photo shoot, I will have your photos in an online password-protected album to view and order directly from my website. Please say if you need images more urgently than this and I can let you know if it is possible. All images can be viewed in black & white as well as colour.
Can I buy digital images?
Yes, high-resolution digital images are available to buy. All images are available on a USB stick or transferred to a Dropbox account or similar.
Do you retouch my photos?
Each image or print that you order will be finalised with a very light retouching to remove any temporary blemishes but keeping your photo very natural. I do not do provide a full retouch service.
Will you use my photos for marketing purposes?
I love adding new images to my galleries for everyone to see, or using images in publicity materials, but I will only ever do this with your full permission.
Do you sell gift vouchers?
Gift vouchers are available for pregnancy or family photo shoots as well as headshots. Please ask and I can put a bespoke voucher together for you.